33rd Keats-Shelley Poetry Prize for schools - The Winners

Monday, June 3, 2024

The winners of the thirty-third Keats-Shelley House Poetry Prize for Schools were announced on 31st May, 2024 by Scarlett Sabet, our special guest judge, as well as KSH Poet-in-Residence for 2024, together with Dr Luca Caddia, KSH Deputy Curator.

This year's competition themes were:

"Petsor "Sea" for Primary school students
"Masksor "Humour" for Middle school students
"Celebrityor "Exile" for High school students

See below the names of all the winners and runners-up, while their poems can be read here.



Primary school students

Winner: 'My Freedom Place' by Beatrice De Simone from St. Francis Internatinal School, Rome

Specially commended: 'The Troubled Sea' by Isabella Ruth Mottola from Ambrit International School, Rome


Middle school students

Winner: 'Masks' by Helen Elisabeth Mardiste from The New School, Rome

Specially commended: 'The Sweet-Bitter Veil' by Cal Zahid from American Overseas School, Rome


High school students

Winner: 'Exile' by Alessandro Amin Tulli from Liceo Scientifico Tullio Levi Civita, Rome

Specially commended: “An Ode to Greatness: Gilded Existence” by Francesco Navarra from I.I.S. Anagni - Liceo Classico Statale "Dante Alighieri", Anagni (FR)





Primary school students

Winner: 'Relitti' by Diana Ferrigno from Deutsche Schule Rom

Specially commended: 'Un vero migliore amico' by Ginevra Toro from Deutsche Schule Rom


Middle school students

Winner: 'Donatien' by Sophie Morano from Ambrit International School, Roma

Specially commended: 'Incanto di Carnevale' by Giorgia Toti from I.C. Via Boccea 590, Roma


High school students

Winner: 'Oltre l'esilio' by Camilla Scala from I.I.S. Confalonieri-De Chirico, Fiumicino (RM)

Specially commended: 'Davanti a me una platea' by Marta Sensi from I.I.S.S. Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa, Montefiascone (VT)